This Day In History: 2000-02-09

February 9, 1953: The Red Sox trade shortstop Vern “Junior” Stephens, who has played five seasons in Boston, to the Chicago White Sox for three pitchers including Harold “Skinny” Brown; Stephens will bat only .186 with 14 RBI for the White Sox before they ship him off to the St. Louis Browns, while Skinny Brown will pitch credibly for three seasons in Boston.

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